Sheku Bayoh family still no closer to what caused his death in custody

Sheku Bayoh & Family
Sheku Bayoh

source: The Daily Record
published: 12 June 2016

Pathologists working on the Sheku Bayoh investigation have still not established how he died 13 months ago. He was pronounced dead following an altercation with up to nine officers in a street near his home on May 3, 2015.

Pathologists, including two who worked on the Hillsborough inquiry, have carried out extensive tests since then to try to find what caused his death.

Family members believe Sheku, 31, died from positional asphyxiation caused by the actions of the officers involved. Petechial haemorrhages were present in his eyes, a sign associated with asphyxiation.

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New Tamir Rice petition calls for new grand jury on officers’ conduct

Tamir Rice
Tamir Rice

published: 27 May 2016

Activists have created a new petition in the name of Tamir Rice, this time asking Cuyahoga County’s Democratic nominee for prosecutor to press on with a criminal case against two police officers involved in the 12-year-old’s shooting death.

The petition asks Michael O’Malley, who is running unopposed in the November general election, to expose transcripts of grand jury proceedings from the investigation into Tamir’s death.

O’Malley beat incumbent prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty in a primary election that analysts believe was influenced by McGinty’s decision not to recommend criminal indictments against the two officers involved in the Nov. 22, 2014 shooting outside Cudell Recreation Center.

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Man shot by police in Wood Green prison escape plot not holding gun

Jermaine Baker
Jermaine Baker

source: BBC News published: 11 May 2016

A man shot dead by police as they foiled an attempt to help a prisoner escape, was not holding an imitation gun found in the car, a jury has heard.

As police moved in the replica Uzi machine gun was found in the back of the car in Wood Green, north London.

Jermaine Baker, 28, was sitting in the front passenger seat when was killed by a single shot on 11 December 2015. Ozcan Eren, 31, of Wood Green, and Eren Hayser, 25, of Enfield, deny trying to help free Izzet Eren last year.

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